Cloudy with some outbreaks of rain, winds strengthening on Tuesday.
This Evening and Tonight:
Cloud increasing from southwest through the evening and night, bringing some patchy light rain to Orkney from late evening, Shetland towards dawn, as winds turn south to southwest and freshen. Minimum temperature 3 °C.
Rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain becoming heavier in the afternoon. Even with mild temperatures the southwesterly winds will increase strong to near gale force, making it feel chilly. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Wednesday mild, generally dry with brighter spells readily appearing. Rain for a time on Thursday morning, feeling fresher later. Friday looks wet and windy.
UK long range weather forecast
Confidence is low for this weekend, but it looks sunny for many, once patchy rain in the south clears. There will be some blustery showers in the northwest though, with the risk of gales in the far north. Through the latter stages of March, we will see a good deal of dry weather across central and southeastern parts of the UK, with bright or sunny spells. It will be more changeable across the northwest, with rain and strong winds from time to time. Temperatures are most likely to be around the average for the time of year, although some warmer periods are likely in the southeast when the sun shines. However, occasionally in the northwest it may be rather cold.
For the start of April, changeable conditions are likely, with near normal temperatures across the UK. Thereafter, the forecast looks more uncertain, but it seems most likely that we will see changeable conditions across the UK once again. Wet and windy weather may be interspersed with drier and brighter spells, with the most unsettled conditions still probable in the north. By the middle of the month, we may see a return of more widely settled weather. Temperatures could potentially start off a little warmer than average, but they may fall nearer to the seasonal average for a time in early April.